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It's time to play

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The warm weather is upon us and we've entered the final month of the school year. What better time to celebrate the importance of play? Ophea will be celebrating with the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario on Sunday, June 5th as thousands of children, youth and their parents and caregivers...

After School Collaborative and the 2011 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Friday, May 27, 2011
Ophea is happy to be a member of the Ontario After School Collaborative Initiative, a group of seven organizations (Boys and Girls Clubs Canada – Central Region, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, Evidence (First Work), Ontario Public Health Association, Ophea, Parks and Recreation...

Sparking physical activity and improved academic performance in Ontario schools

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Schools across Ontario - in Barrie, Milton, Niagara and Etobicoke - are embracing physical activity as a way to increase academic success. Based on the research of Dr. John Ratey, who Ophea brought to Ontario in March to speak to educators, public health professionals and others interested in...

Physical activity - Canada's children are still not getting enough!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
The annual Active Healthy Kids Canada (AHKC) Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth was released today. The report card paints a clear picture of the state of physical activity across the country, and Ontario will be releasing a provincial report card later this year which will...

H&PE in your Community - Make an Impact!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011
There are many examples of teachers across Ontario doing wonderful work in educating their students about the importance health and physical education (H&PE), and providing quality experiences that will set them up for success in the future. This blog post from ParticipACTION reminds us, though...

Congrats to the March DPA Contest Winner!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Congratulations to Kendall Olsen, from Sturgeon Creek School – the March DPA contest winner. You could be a winner too! Order an Ophea DPA Kit or Binder before May 31st for your chance to win great prizes including an iPod Nano, an iPod Shuffle and various gift certificates – all of which will help...

Shape Up – Make DPA Fun and Easy with MLSE!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
All Ontario elementary schools are mandated to provide 20 minutes of Daily Physical Activity (DPA) for all students, and DPA is a key component of the 2010 elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. This year, Ophea is excited to be working with Maple Leaf Sports and...

Want to encourage girls and young women to be physically active?

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Become an On the Move Trainer! With funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is recruiting fifteen women from across Ontario interested in becoming Provincial On the Move Trainers. On the Move is...

DPA Spring Contest

Thursday, March 3, 2011
Ophea's DPA Kits are a great way to add some energy and variety to your DPA program. To add some more excitement as we head into spring, we are holding a contest for anyone who orders a DPA Kit or binder in March as well as those who have ordered a kit already this school year! Contest prizes...

Spark your Brain - An Evening with Dr. John Ratey

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Join Ophea for an unforgettable professional development and learning opportunity, as Dr. John Ratey, author of SPARK: the Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, speaks about his research and the potential impact on the health and learning of children and youth! March 21st, 2011 6:30...

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